Yes - just reread my post, it wasn't 100% clear, as I thought it was obvious - my '42 has the Yugo .308 kit in it, you obviously cannot shoot .308 in an 8mm firearm.
As for the MG 42 I only shoot mine with the 308 conversion. The latest 308 top cover has a device that holds the top cover partially open so it doesn't slam down on your hand when changing belts particularly if you are shooting of the AA tripod.
Once again you have a great collection. I also have a Webley Fosberry and a minty G41M 42 dated that I never fired. It would be just my luck to shoot it and have a part break or the stock to split at the wrist which I have heard was one of the many problems with the G41M.
Samnev, I liked the Fosbery a lot, but it has been moved on - I had it in my collection for a while, photographed it, shot it, but someone who really wanted it now has it.
The G41(m) is nice - it is a 1941 marked rifle, the bolt and stock are not matching numbers, everything else is. Which is odd, as the "Bang" gas catcher is usually mismatched - I heard they were thrown in buckets of gasoline to clean them off; when the gas catcher is bad so goes the wonderfully complex mechanism - I will not ever fire mine.
PS - interestingly I just received a package from Europe, and there's a saddle drum in there - too touch to see if it's 34 or 15 - it's long past it's prime though, lol.
Last edited by pitfighter; 10-22-2012 at 10:50 PM.
I was very lucky mine is all matching. I debated a long time and finally decided not to fire it even has the original sling and bayonet and frog. The bayonet and scabbard match but not to the rifle and is in mint condition as well. I posted photos of it on the board a while ago. I might add that the rifle doesn't seem to have been fired very much.